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MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 2:00am PST
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MSNBC
Dec 7, 2012 2:00am PST
what those should be. >> catch "the ed show" here at 8:00 p.m. eastern on msnbc, the place for politics. >>> well, new jersey governor chris christie is making a personal plea for federal disaster aid in the wake of hurricane sandy. the republican governor paid an unannounced visit to the white house to ask the president for $83 billion in aid for new jersey, new york and connecticut. he also met with members of congress. it was their first meeting since touring new jersey disaster areas in late october. >>> tea party leader and some say gop king-maker, senator jim demint of south carolina, is stepping down from congress, this happening on january 1st. demint will become head of the heritage foundation. that's a conservative think tank with an $80 million-a-year budget. demint is just two years into a second six-year term, and south carolina governor nikki haley will appoint his successor. >>> so, 2012 was officially the most expensive election in american political history. the final reports show that spending on the campaign broke the $2 billion landmark and milestone in its
MSNBC
Dec 12, 2012 2:00am PST
nation," weekdays at 6:00 p.m. eastern right here on msnbc. >>> all right, less than three weeks to go until that so-called fiscal cliff, and still no deal. but this morning, there are signs of some movement in negotiations. president obama and house speaker john boehner did speak by phone last night. that conversation came after the president offered to reduce his initial request for $1.6 trillion in new revenue to $1.4 trillion but is reportedly not backing down on raising taxes for the top 2%. boehner's spokesman said republicans are still seeking further concessions on spending cuts. >>> well, there are some new details this morning on that london nurse who took her own life after passing through a prank call at the hospital that was treating kate middleton for extreme morning sickness. jacintha saldanha's family reveals that she left a suicide note, though they haven't released details of what that note said. earlier this week, the two deejays who made the call said the tragedy has left them shattered, gutted and heartbroken. >>> now, here's your first look at this morning's "dish
MSNBC
Dec 20, 2012 2:00am PST
eastern on msnbc. >>> four state department officials are out following a scathing report on the consulate attack in benghazi. a u.s. ambassador and three others were killed in a terrorist attack on that diplomatic compound in libya. one state department official resigned wednesday and three others removed after an independent panel found security at the consulate was insufficient and state department leadership was to blame. >> the security posture at the special mission compound was inadequate for the threat environment in benghazi. and in fact, grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place that night. >> the report also found the attack was not the result of protests over an anti-islamic video as was first reported. later today, two deputy secretaries of state will testify before congress about the attack. secretary of state hillary clinton will not be there. she's recovering from a concussion after fainting from the stomach flu. aides say clinton, the most traveled u.s. diplomat ever won't be making any trips at all for a few weeks. state department officials dis
MSNBC
Dec 18, 2012 2:00am PST
. >> reporter: and former republican congressman, joe scarborough, now an msnbc host also reversed himself on gun control. >> politicians can no longer be allowed to defend the status quo. they must instead be forced to defend our children. >> reporter: but at least one texas republican continues to defend the right of americans to own assault weapons. >> it ensures against the tyranny of the government. >> reporter: amid the talk of gun control, gun sales have picked up. in portland, just a week after a gunman killed two in an area mall. >> yesterday was the biggest day we've ever done in 20 years. today will probably eclipse that. >> reporter: gun control off washington's agenda for a decade, suddenly front and center. >>> as the bereaved residents of newtown try to process this horrific tragedy, a group of specially trained helpers have arrived. ten golden retriever comfort dogs were sent by a church group in chicago to offer unconditional love and support. children and parents in mourning say petting the dogs gives them some relief in sadness. >>> we have some good information about richa
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2012 5:00am EST
watching "first look" on msnbc. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. citi price rewind. by earning a degree from capella more iuniversity, you'll have the knowledge to make an impact in your company and take your career to an even greater place. let's get started at capella.edu. this reduced sodium soup says it may help lower cholesterol, how does it work? you just have to eat it as part of your heart healthy diet. step 1. eat the soup. all those veggies and beans, that's what may help lower your cholesterol and -- well that's easy [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> welcome back. here ar
MSNBC
Dec 14, 2012 2:00am PST
can watch ed schultz every weeknight at 8:00 p.m. right here on msnbc. >>> let's get a check of the weather with nbc meteorologist bill karins. men often times need help when looking for christmas gifts. batman snuggie? just a suggestion. >> you'd like to see me in a batman snuggie. >> yes, take a picture of that. >>> we're deal, a storm system in the southwest. it's actually poured overnight in areas that don't get a lot of rain, yuma, arizona, phoenix, arizona. this is the storm system moving across the country over the upcoming weekend. it won't affect you this morning or this afternoon. but eventually this storm will bring rain and gloomy weather to new england come sunday. right now, though, it's a beautiful picturesque morning, everywhere east of the rockies, high pressure is in control. it's not all that cold out there. temperatures have warmed up in the midwest. temperatures should be nice, a beautiful afternoon in so many spots. really the only spots that are cold. by their standards, it isn't that chilly. new england, some spots in the 20s, too. the forecast for today, a g
MSNBC
Dec 27, 2012 2:00am PST
eastern right here on msnbc, the place for politics. >>> home prices on the rise, syria's head of preventing defections decides to defect. your headlines are straight ahead. plus, connecting the dots on sonia sotomayor, health care and a fine. you're watching "first look." >>> some stories making news this morning. toyota says it's reached a more than $1 billion settlement in a case involving unintended acceleration problems in its vehicles. it's one of the largest settlements involving automobile defects in u.s. history. >>> supreme court justice sonia sotomayor has denied two retailers' requests to block part of the federal health care law that requires insurance coverage for contraceptives as of january 1st. the companies, which say the law violates their religious beliefs, face a $1.3 million daily fine if they don't comply. >>> 94-year-old former south african president nelson mandela has been released from a johannesburg hospital after nearly three weeks of being treated for a lung infection and surgery to remove gall stones. >>> "the new york times" is reporting that a syri
MSNBC
Dec 11, 2012 2:00am PST
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CNN
Dec 2, 2012 8:00am PST
nose. >> is that the reason msnbc decided it's in our interest and future to make sure that we get people like keith oberman who can play in his arena with the same kind of passion they play in their arena? >> i think what you learn in the cable news and information world is that news and information is ubiquitous. >> he didn't minimize the challenge he face at cnn. what does he bring to the job and in what direction should he take the network? joining us now here in washington is critic for the baltimore sun. frank says no. fred francis former nbc correspondent and founder of 15 seconds.com. fred, you spent years at nbc. what was jeff zucker life as a leader of the truth? >> very personalable. not uncommon for jeff to leave his office for 30, 40 minutes each day. sometimes morning and afternoon and just walk around and chat with people and not just the stars at the to the shtoday sho or magazine show and no what stories they were working on. that was his detail. knowing his people and that's where people became so loyal to him. >> he became producer of the today show at 26 and lau
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2012 12:00pm PST
>>> right now msnbc, the speaker of the house says we are going quote nowhere. another top republican in the senate says we're going over the cliff. so, what will all of this mean for you and me? >>> i would like to see his top priority be the meef. >> the former president, who hung his legacy on the middle east peace talks talks about what he hopes president obama will do and why he thinks his family deserves credit for the president's second term. >>> plus which pro tension 2016 presidential candidate says they could see themselves as a superhero. "power rangers" style. good afternoon, i'm craig melvin. you're watching msnbc. it's 29 days until the nation could fall off the fiscal cliff are the two sides closer, to avoid the massive tax increases and budget cuts? not according to house speaker john boehner. >> right now i would say we're nowhere. period. we're nowhere. >> the only thing standing in the way of that would be a refusal by republicans to accept the rates that are going to have to go up on wealthiest americans. i don't really see them doing that. >> nbc news w
MSNBC
Dec 24, 2012 7:00am PST
strategist and msnbc contributor. alice stewart is a republican strategist who served as press secretary for rick santorum. here is what ray la pierre said on sunday. >> if it's crazy to calling for putting police and armed security in schools to protect our children, call me crazy. i -- i think the american people think it's crazy not to do it. it's the one thing that would keep safe. the nrs is going to try to do that. >> there's already conversations about arming teachers or officers at school. so the question, jimmy, is it a political ploy to change the topic or one of those outside the box ideas that the federal government should take seriously here? >> first of all, i don't know -- i would like to know, first of all how many schools there are in america. high schools, middle schools, preschools, private christian academies? the point is this is unfeasible. i'm not sure it's the right way to go to put an armed guard in every single school in america. who will pick up the taxpayer dla are on that? the counties, it is states? the locals the feds? who will do this? it's impractical. to
MSNBC
Dec 15, 2012 1:00am PST
has three bullets in him that were fired that day. he said today on msnbc, "i'm still trying to wrap my head around the mass shooting that happened in oregon earlier this week. when i saw this morning that this had happened, i sunk in my chair. you really cannot do justice to what these kids and what these teachers have just experienced." in the classroom where colin goddard was shot at virginia tech, there were 17 people in that classroom. only seven of them survived. two dozen kids were shot and wounded in a high school cafeteria in springfield, oregon in 1998. 1998. the police chief there now, who was a first responder that horrible day at that oregon high school 14 years ago said today about newtown, "i know that there is going to be a lot of emotion in that community." he said," in addition to the victims and the families in newtown, that his heart goes out to the police and the emergency services personnel that responded to deal with this, because this is going to take a toll on a lot of people." beth nimmo whose daughter was killed in the columbine high school mass shooti
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2012 3:00pm EST
>>> a good sunday afternoon to you, i'm craig melvin, you're watching msnbc, the place for politics. 23 days, that's how long our leaders in washington have left to figure out what to do about the so-called fiscal cliff. the latest on the negotiations and ha it means for both sides political capital. that's straight ahead. >>> plus washington state's same-sex marriage law took effect at midnight and couples tied the knot just as soon as they could we'll talk about what might happen when the supreme court weighs in. >>> plus, all indications are, that congress is gearing up for a revamping of the nation's immigration laws. what that will mean for the gop and its right wing. first, though, with just over three weeks left to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff. lawmakers from both sides hit the sunday shows to late out the latest battle lines in the fight. on "meet the press," the number three house republican reiterated that any new revenues should come from closing loopholes, not raising tax rates. >> the president wants the rates to go up, that doesn't solve the problem. if the preside
MSNBC
Dec 1, 2012 11:00am PST
saturday afternoon to you, i'm craig melvin. you're watching msnbc, the place for politics. 31 days until we reach the fiscal cliff and 14 days until the house is scheduled to go to recess and leaders on the hill and in the white house are using words like stalemate, impas, radical and scrooge. we'll go behind the silly terms of the debate and also take you through all the sticking points holding back that will do one-by-one over the next three hours. we start today with the very latest move by democratic leader nancy pelosi who is threatening a power play move to force a vote on extending middle class tax cuts. this morning, president obama also pushed away republican senator orrin hatch called his proposal, radical. >> it's unacceptable for some republicans in congress to hold middle class tax cuts hostage simply because they refuse to let tax rates go up on the we weltmist americans. >> what he proposed this week is a classic bait and switch on the american people. a tax increase doubled the size of what he campaigned on. >> joining me now nbc news white house correspondent mike viquei
MSNBC
Dec 15, 2012 12:00am PST
chris jansing, my colleague at msnbc. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "the ed show" with ed schultz picks up msnbc's continuing coverage of the sandy hook elementary school shooting right now. >>> good evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show" from new york. there are tragedies in life that shake our souls and break our hearts. today the nation experienced one of those tragedies. every american will struggle to come to grips with what happened today in a small community in connecticut. sandy hook elementary school in the small community of about 27,000 residents was the site of a shooting rampage. at this hour we know 26 people at the school were shot and killed by a lone gunman. 20 of those deceased were children. surviving students and their parents said teachers ordered children to hide in closets. witnesses reported hearing dozens of shots, as many as 100 rounds. police found the shooter dead. officers never fired a shot. the gunman's mother was found dead at a newtown location where the gunman lived. police have released no motive for the attack. th
MSNBC
Dec 31, 2012 2:00pm PST
>>> welcome back. we are continuing msnbc's special coverage of the breaking news on capitol hill. just seven hours now until the nation goes over the fiscal cliff. and after weeks of negotiations and public posturing, democrats and republicans have reached an agreement on tax rates in their negotiations. let me tell you what we know at this hour. the deal is said to raise $600 billion in revenue over the next decade through a series of tax increases on the wealthiest americans. th bush era tax rates would be text ended for all single americans with incomes below $400,000 and couples with income below 45000$450,000. all income above that would be tacked at 39 pittsburgh.6%. the deal is said to include a permanent fix for the alternative minimum tax and it extends unemployment insurance for another year for 2 million americans. this was huge for the democrats. speaking at the white house in front of a group of middle class americans just a few hours ago, the president urged congress to act immediately. >> for now our most immediate priority is to stop taxes going up for middle clas
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2012 2:00am PST
sure to watch "the ed show" on msnbc. >>> egypt's state envelope tigs is vorting five people were killed in overnight clashes between supporters and opponents of president morsi. morsi assumed near absolute powers. the opposition is vowing more protests later today. >>> so this morning two australian radio hosts are apologizing for a prank call that is getting world wild attention. it's a head scratcher. the hospital where britain's duchess kate is being treated for acute morning sickness is where this all happened. nbc's annabelle roberts is live with the latest on this including her latest visitors. >> reporter: the latest on the condition, let's start with that. she's resting and feeiling better. she'll remain in the hospital for a little longer. her husband william has been add her bedside every day, pippa went last night and also her mother carol. this is what got everyone talking is that phone call. two australian radio deejays posed as the queen and prince charles and rang the hospital which is one of the most exclusive hospitals in the country. they were put through to the
MSNBC
Dec 24, 2012 2:00am PST
watching "first look" on msnbc. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. i just finished a bowl of your new light chicken pot pie soup and it's so rich and creamy... is it really 100 calories? let me put you on webcan... ...lean roasted chicken... and a creamy broth mmm i can still see you. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> hi. i'm stationed at osam airbase. i wanted to wish a merry christmas to my husband and my two boys. a special happy birthday to patrick. i love you guys. mommy misses you. >>> i'm major mark cleney. i'm here and want to say merry christmas to you. >> and happy holidays
MSNBC
Dec 17, 2012 2:00am PST
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MSNBC
Dec 31, 2012 2:00am PST
the president there are several opportunities to watch a rebroadcast on msnbc that's later today at 2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. eastern. and again tomorrow morning at 6:00 a.m. for highlights from the interview be sure to follow me on twitter @davidgregory. we'll be back next week. until then have a happy new year. if it's sunday it's "meet the press." >>> this morning on flood, secretary of state hillary clinton is in a new york city hospital with a blood clot. details ahead. looking over the fiscal cliff, last second deal is it possible? kim kardashian and kanye west expecting a baby. new year's eve preps and the new york giants open their hearts to the families of newtown, connecticut. >>> very good morning to you. nice to see you this morning. we begin with secretary of state hillary clinton in the hospital. clinton was admitted to new york presbyterian hospital after a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained. cloth was discovered during a followup exam on sunday. she's being treated with blood thinners and doctors will monitor the medication over the next tw
MSNBC
Dec 25, 2012 2:30am PST
big screen. you are watching "first look" on msnbc. >>> happy holidays. welcome back to "first look." some stories making news this morning and some sad news to report to you. charles durning who was often called the king of character actors has died in new york at the age of 89. durning was nominated for an oscar for his over the top performance as a corrupt governor in the 1982 it's the best little whorl house in texas." a year later he got a nomination for "to be or not to be." jack klugman died monday afternoon in los angeles at the age of 90. clug man starred as a medical examiner in the tv series quincy," but he is perhaps best known for his role as felix unger's sloppy roommate oscar madison in the tv version of the who had couple". at the vatican, the pope led his midnight mass at 10:00 p.m. to allow himself more rest before his big christmas day speech. the pontiff told worshipers that he's worried there is no room left for god in our hectic and technology-driven lives. >> in the afghan capital of kabul, u.s. and other mate toe soldiers celebrated christmas eve away from th
MSNBC
Dec 24, 2012 2:30am PST
the menu for the world's most expensive christmas dinner? you're watching "first look" on msnbc. cdw has solution experts for everything. they optimized our data center and got us on the cloud. they even sent tour champion, paula creamer, to help with charles' swing. maybe don't do that. that's not good. no! his job isn't to look good. it's to make the clients look good. oh my goodness! i can't help you. that's what i thought. >>> hi. my name is maria sparza. i'm stationed at osan air force base. i want to wish my husband and my two boys merry christmas. i love you guys. mommy misses you. >>> hi. i'm major mark palini. i'm here in southwest asia. i want to wish a great christmas to my wife and my two daughters. i'll be home soon. i hope you have a great christmas and happy new year. >>> happy holidays to you as well. >>> some stories now making news this morning. activists in syria say government war planes attacked a bakery in a rebel held town killing more than 60 people, some of them children. it appears to be one of the deadliest aerial attacks in that country's nearly two-y
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 3:00pm PST
progressive caucus and melissa harris perry, host of the melissa harris perry show here on msnbc. thank you both for coming on the show. >> thank you, al. >> congressman, let me go to you first, this deal comes down to taxing the rich. how can they not realize this is what the country wants? >> i don't think that the republican leadership cares what the country wants. i think they care about what their biggest donors want and their big donors want to reorganize america so that -- because they believe that the rich don't have enough money and the poor have too much. so what we're hearing here is an expression of an et you logical idea that we need american society to be cost competitive with places like china. that means giving rich people even more money. and we're not going to standby. >> as i was listening to the president's statement, when he said that he appealed to them, he brought them together, there was some progress. but he also says if it goes over the deadline, he's calling only senator reid to call for an up and down vote. explain the significance of that. s isn't tha
MSNBC
Dec 24, 2012 8:00am PST
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MSNBC
Dec 29, 2012 11:00am PST
>>> good saturday afternoon to you. i'm craig melvin. you are watching msnbc, the place for politics. less than three days until the so-called fiscal cliff and congress still trying to hammer out a deal. they've had 515 days to work this out. still, though, capitol hill leaders are at an impasse and starting next week, you and i could see our paychecks cut as payroll taxes go up and that could be just the beginning. the clock at the bottom right of your screen there might as well have a blaringa, large on it because come midnight monday if lawmakers have not found the fiscal cliff solution you're going to hear a whole heck of a lot of noise. let's get straight to washington. nbc's kristen welker at the white house and luke russert is tracking developments at capitol hill and nbc news senior political editor mark murray is here to break it down for us from the washington bureau. we will start with kristen. last we heard, kristen welker, the president came out to report that he is modestly optimistic. has the rhetoric changed at all today? >> reporter: it has changed a little
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2012 1:00pm PST
senator. good sunday afternoon to you, you are watching msnbc, the place for politics. there are no signs right now of a break in the deadlocked talks to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, the devastating combinations of tax increase and spending cuts that kick in january 1st. both sides seem to dig in this morning on the sunday talk shows. >> the only thing standing in the way of that would be a refusal by republicans that the rates would have to go up on the wealthiest americans, and i don't really see them doing it. >> right now, i would say we're nowhere, period, we're nowhere. >> that somber assessment today from house speaker john boehner, as geithner, the point man, went on all five sunday talk shows, cnbc, washington correspondent aman javers joining me live now. did geithner offer anything new today? >> he really didn't. he thinks the republicans are bluffing here and they are not prepared to go all the way to the mat here on behalf of tax cuts for the rich. they think at the white house they've got their republicans backed into a political corner here, and they are really pressin
MSNBC
Dec 1, 2012 12:00pm PST
windows. okay, i'm outta here. cascade. the clear choice. >>> i'm craig melvin, you're watching msnbc, the place for politics. thousands of protesters have been filling tahrir square for days now telling their new president to leave office after he pushed through a new and highly conservative constitution. >>> meanwhile, mexico's new president has just been sworn in and his election marks the republic return of the party that ruled south of the border for seven decades. so, what is going to change? >>> many say the latino vote that allowed our president to secure his second term. but what is behind, what is behind the big idea of this record turn out? before we get to all of that, the fiscal cliff. we start with president obama digging in his heels about raising taxes on the wealthiest. senior administration official telling "the wall street journal" there will be no new offers until republicans allow tax rates to go up on top earners. this morning, the president accusing the gop of brinksmanship while republican senator orrin hatch said democrats are asking for too much. >> it's unac
MSNBC
Dec 1, 2012 1:00pm PST
>>> and a good saturday afternoon to you. i'm craig melvin. you're watching msnbc, the place for politics. 31 days until we reach the fiscal cliff. we'll get the latest on who is talking to whom and whether they're going to take us to the edge. also, who is lindsey graham calling, quote, crazy bastards on the senate floor? here is a hint. it all has to do with guantanamo bay and with the resignation of jesse jackson jr. from the halls of congress, what will become of the legacy of his famous father? we'll talk about that as well. we start here. the republican thrashing of the president's potential pick for secretary of state continued this week. ambassador susan rice did not seem to do herself any favors. meetings with top republicans on the hill, with several says their discussions left them more troubled. president obama and this cabinet stood by her. >> mrs. rice is extraordinary. i couldn't be prouder of the job that she has done. [ applause ] >> and joining me now from the white house, nbc news correspondent viqueira. vic, will the gop continue its pile-on of the ambassador?
MSNBC
Dec 29, 2012 12:00pm PST
? good afternoon to you. i'm craig melvin. you are watching msnbc, the place for politics. this hour we are going look at the big picture. what's happening on capitol hill right now and how congressional leaders are working with the white house. plus, what it all means for your paycheck as higher payroll taxes are only days away unless congress acts. one step forward, two steps back. president obama and republican lawmakers have been dancing that waltz for six weeks now, but the music stops when the countdown clock at the bottom of your screen runs out. so where do fiscal cliff talks stand at this critical hour? nbc's kristen welker is on the north lawn and luke russert are both following developments this saturday afternoon. kristen, i'll start with you. any indication at this particular point as to what's happening behind closed doors this afternoon? >> reporter: well, i think most of the action is going on in the hill where staffers with majority leader reid and minority leader mcconnell are trying to conjure up some last-minute deal and this plan would not be the grand bargain that
MSNBC
Dec 15, 2012 4:00am PST
. tomorrow morning. at msnbc, our continued coverage. we'll continue now and into the night. >>> weekends with alex witt" starts now. >> a quiet corner of america shattered. >> caller indicating she thinks someone is shooting in the building. >> chilling words in the midst of an attack on the least among us. the unimaginable deaths of small children at the hands of a young gunman. an elementary classroom, the killing field. what's left this morning? a small city of grief. a state in mourning. a country with new questions about the price of freedom. good morning, everyone. and welcome to "weekends with alex witt." we're calling it a tragedy, but that particular word nor any other could describe what happened on a cold, bright winter morning in newtown, connecticut. i'm afraid the answers we try to provide in the next hour to the most pressing questions will feel inat adequate to all of us, but we'll try with an admitedly heavy heart. here is what we know. there are new details to report among the 28 people dead are 20 schoolchildren, ages 5 to 10, and the gunman, who also killed his mother
MSNBC
Dec 14, 2012 8:00pm PST
. joining me tonight from the scene, the latest bringing us is going to be msnbc's chris jansing, who is in newtown, connecticut. these are days that we wish on no one in this business. it is very hard. it's very emotional. it's been a day of tears and broken voices all day long. chris, i know that there is a lot of prayer taking place in that community tonight. what's the latest? >> you are right about that, ed. there are at least three prayer services, memorial services that are being held in this small community. and the pictures we have seen coming out of one them show that the crowds are overflowing. people are wondering what can they do? how can they cope? and of course the question that happens always in these circumstances, and that is, why? some of the details are beginning to emerge. we know all of this began this morning when a man who police say is 20-year-old adam lanza reportedly shot his mother in the home in they shared. then went over to sandy hook elementary where she was a ki d kindergarten teacher, and we are told opened fire, killing 20 young children. this is a school
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Dec 3, 2012 2:00am PST
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Dec 13, 2012 3:00pm PST
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Dec 24, 2012 6:00am PST
®. behind the pharmacy counter. no prescription needed. >>> right now on msnbc, congress is home for the holidays and the president is on vacation in hawaii while the fiscal cliff creeps ever closer. will there be a big new years resolution? plus -- >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our school to protect our children, then call me crazy. >> the head of the nra speaks out exclusively to nbc news intensifying the emotionally charged debate on gun control. it's monday, december 24th. welcome to this special edition of "m schsnb"msnbc." as for president obama and john boehner, they are miles apart. neither are them talking about the deal the country really needs. kristin, we were talking yesterday that there's a possibility the president was considering coming back early perhaps thshould they strike a deal of some sort. >> i think it's likely president obama will cut his vacation short. we haven't gotten guidance about when that is going to happen. the white house is calling this a working vacation, but the reality is that talks are largely deadlocked over
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Dec 12, 2012 6:00am PST
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Dec 21, 2012 3:00pm PST
an msnbc contributor. and jared bernstein is also an msnbc contributor. and former chief e cconomist fo vice president joe biden. >> e.j., we just heard from the president. what's your take? >> well, my take is that the republican party in the house in particular does not seem to be interested in governing or at least about 30-60 members of that caucus aren't. whoen you look at what happened here, president obama moved very far toward the republicans in his proposal. there's a lot of stuff in that proposal that his own supporters don't like very much. there was very little distance, really, between the president's proposal and where boehner said he was. but the republicans just are not interested in compromising. and i think the only way out of this is going to be a deal if boehner would allow it, where you're going to need a lot of democratic votes united to those republicans who know we've got to solve this problem. i think it's a real crisis in the government if we keep going like this. >> now, when you look at this, jared, the president said something that was key. he s
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2012 11:00am PST
. i'm craig melvin. you are watching msnbc, the place for politics. 24 days to the cliff. what's it going to take to keep the government on track and keep the nation from going off the rails? we'll talk about that. plus, the push for marriage equality could get a huge lift from the high court. we'll examine what's next for those who want to see same-sex marriage become the law of the land. meanwhile, in egypt, they are just trying to get a functioning government off the ground. we'll go live to cairo where along with tear gas the words in the air today are martial law. >>> first, though, some developing news from south africa where nelson mandela is in the hospital right now. the former president is undergoing medical tests. that's according to the government. these tests have been planned for some time, we're told. they are consistent with his age. he is 94 years old. a family friend not saying how long mandela will be hospital iced, but a government spokesman insists there's, quote, no cause for alarm. mandela spent some time in the hospital earlier this year. he had stomach surge
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Dec 18, 2012 3:00pm PST
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Dec 31, 2012 7:00am PST
. >> joining me now retired admiral and former democratic congressman joe sestak of pennsylvania and msnbc contributor and former bush/cheney senior adviser robert trainum. kelly o'donnell has just reported some of the latest information. we heard there was progress overnight and we understand vice president biden and republican leader mitch mcconnell exchanged phone calls until about midnight and their aides then continued to work and we've been reporting the various areas of progress including the fact that there seems to be agreement on a new income threshold of $450,000 a year. we know yesterday that the republicans backed off on social security but sequestration is the sticking point. of course democrats say they are arguing that the new revenue generated by tax increases, especially if reduced from the democrats' earlier target, should be used to cover the costs of delaying those automatic spending cuts by two years. what are the chances the two sides are going to come together on this? >> well, first of all let's back up for a second and applaud vice president biden and leader mccon
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